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Parade-goers walk along Eastern Parkway before the start of the annual West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the parade, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

N.Y. West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets yesterday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got under way. The annual parade – which draws about 1 million people – features loud music and louder costumes. Many revelers dance their way through … 0

Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest and a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug. … 0

Maine man dies after Mount Jefferson hike

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Authorities said a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain. His companions performed CPR while rescue hikers and a hospital helicopter were dispatched to help. Officials said the helicopter was unable to land … 0

India’s prime minister takes on rape issue in his first Independence Day speech

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Breaking his silence on rising sexual assaults against women, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told parents to raise their sons properly during a wide-ranging and highly anticipated first Independence Day speech. Although he spoke extensively about … 0

Police: Car chase ends when man crashes into building

Saturday, August 16, 2014

An early morning car chase ended yesterday when Nikolas Carr of Concord crashed the Honda Civic he was driving into the TDS Cable building at 11 Kearsarge Ave. in Contoocook, officials said. The state police then apprehended Carr, 19, after a brief foot chase, according to a statement. … 0

MISSOURI: Police: Slain teen a suspect

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Authorities in Ferguson, Mo., yesterday began telling their version of the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, but the halting, contradictory nature of the account revived popular anger here … 1

Missouri: Objectivity of prosecutor in shooting is questioned

Saturday, August 16, 2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley yesterday said he is leading an effort to remove the county prosecutor from investigating the Michael Brown case because he believes the prosecutor’s personal experiences and recent statements have tainted his ability to act objectively. Brown, a black 18-year-old, was fatally shot … 1

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption – making the possible 2016 presidential candidate … 0

Police investigating reported home invasion at Penacook Place

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible armed home invasion yesterday at the Penacook Place apartments. Lt. Tim O’Malley said the department received a call Wednesday about 3:30 p.m. from a female tenant, who said two hooded men had just entered her unit, possibly armed with guns. They … 0

Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties

Friday, August 15, 2014

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced yesterday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of priorities. … 0

Seth Mazzaglia gets life for killing, raping college student

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The photograph of a beaming Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott was taken on Mother’s Day 2011, a frog she rescued from the family’s pool cupped in her hand. A year and a half later, Seth Mazzaglia raped her, killed her … 1

New Hampshire State Police: 52 pot plants seized

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police said they have seized 52 marijuana plants worth about $78,000 from an indoor and several outdoor growing locations in Hill. The police said they have identified a suspect and charges are pending. Authorities have not released the suspect’s name. Anyone with information is … 0

Concord and Manchester police report spike in synthetic pot overdoses

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Concord police have responded to at least three suspected overdoses from synthetic marijuana since Tuesday, a sudden spike that comes as authorities in Manchester struggle to combat a similar, albeit larger, jump. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said yesterday that the department had received three reports within 24 hours … 0